Recall Notification Report 057-2013
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2013 Central Valley Meat Company, a Hanford, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 89,720 pounds of ground beef that may contain small pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The following FSIS-regulated products are subject to the expanded recall:
- 40-lb. cases containing 10-lb. chubs of iFine Ground Beef.”
The products bear the establishment number iEst. 6063A” inside the USDA Mark of Inspection. The products were produced on July 23, 2013, and can be further identified by case code i6063A3204A” or i6063A3204B” or i6063A3204C.” The products were shipped to distribution centers in Arkansas, Nebraska, and North Carolina and intended for use by the National School Lunch Program.
FSIS sampled the product as part of an on-going investigation. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illness or injury due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness or injury should contact a health care professional.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
Media and consumers with questions about the recall should contact Brian Coelho, company general manager, at (559) 583-9624.
Consumers with food safety questions can iAsk Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. iAsk Karen” live chat services are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline, 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854), is available in English and Spanish and can be reached weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day.
For information on how to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product to FSIS at any time, visit http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/report-a-problem-with-food. For information about the National School Lunch Program, call703-305-2281, or visithttp://www.fns.usda.gov/food-safety/food-safety.
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